This accessible book looks at how we talk about sex and why we talk about it the way we do. Drawing on examples that range from personal ads to phone sex, sado-masochistic scenes to sexual assault trials, this work provides a clear introduction to the relationship between language and sexuality. Using a broad definition of "sexuality", it encompasses not only issues surrounding sexual orientation and identity, but also questions about the discursive construction of sexuality and the verbal expression of erotic desire.Read more
- The first full-length survey of the topic
- An accessible introduction to an exciting new field of enquiry
- An interdisciplinary study
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"This important book forthrightly approaches contemporary questions regarding language and sexuality, raising a variety of important issues.... This solidly researched and argued book brings a wealth of research from a range of fields into a coherent discussion of the emerging field of language and sexuality. Highly recommended." Choice
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- Date Published: April 2003
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521009690
- length: 194 pages
- dimensions: 226 x 150 x 10 mm
- weight: 0.29kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Making connection
2. Talking sex and thinking sex: the linguistic and discursive construction of sexuality
3. What has gender got to do with sex? Language, heterosexuality and heteronormativity
4. Sexuality as identity: gay and lesbian language
5. Looking beyond identity: language and desire
6. Language and sexuality: theory, research and politics.
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